Buffalo's late traction on offense followed a performance of less than 40-total yards in the first-half and zero-points through three quarters.
"I was just runnin' and I just planted my foot and I just felt it pop", Olsen explained. Former Panthers fullback Mike Tolbert gained five yards on three carries, and quarterback Tyrod Taylor led the Bills with eight carries for 55 yards. But, as the games get tougher, he will have to play better to get victories. "We've got to look at a lot of things, and we're going to do that this week". "We just tried to attack the zones and the open spots". Carolina had 77 rushing yards to add to its passing game.
The Bills' wide receivers - Jones, Jordan Matthews, and Andre Holmes - combined to catch seven passes for 66 yards. Four of those came on the final drive.
For the most part, an National Football League team has to feel good when they go into their Week 2 matchup with a 1-0 record.
Taylor was 17-24 passing for 125 yards as most of his completions were on short throws underneath or swing passes.
"So rather than risk it - we have a tremendous amount of confidence in Tyler (Larsen) - we went ahead and started Tyler", said Rivera, referring to his backup center. You know, the ones that are getting Cam Newton killed. With the team emphasizing the protection of Newton this season, a six-sack result revealed there is still much work to be done by the Panthers' offensive line.
"They played better than us", he said. "I thought they did a couple of really nice things". That was an aggressive defense we were playing and we knew that. "I didn't even want to say what I thought happened". Make no mistake about it, today the Panthers offense is scrambling to figure out what went wrong. LT Cordy Glenn sat out the second half because of an ankle injury. Other options could be Falcons tight end Austin Hooper (if he wasn't already picked up off the waiver wire after his strong Week 1 showing) or Seth DeValve in Cleveland, who had 61 receiving yards on Sunday after 42 yards in Week 1. He is 3-11 in games when the Bills enter the fourth quarter tied or down by one score.